Risen 2: Deep Waters

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

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April 5, 2012- Prepare yourselves for a new Pirate RPG titled Risen 2: Deep Waters from Deep Silver and Square Enix which will be released on May 22, 2012 for PC, Xbox360, and PS3.

The story centers around Caldera, a city located on the peninsula of the Lost Realm which takes part several years after the end of Risen when humanity was pushed to the brink of existence. Gigantic sea monsters threaten this safe haven by causing shipments of vital supplies to come to a halt. The hero, once discovering a rumor that the pirates of the Southern islands know how to banish these creatures, journeys to their whereabouts attempting to acquire this knowledge in order to save Caldera.

Here’s some gameplay highlights:

-Risen 2 features a unique, tropical fantasy setting in an open world complete with firearms, swashbuckling, dirty tricks and a brand new voodoo magic style.
-The game includes completely overhauled, sophisticated tech providing vastly improved high-res texturing, brand new weather, water and light/shadow effects, a fully revamped character animation system and an exhaustive NPC character model design which greatly reduces the chance of “clone” NPCs.
-One of the most intense, immersive game worlds ever created, Risen 2 intends to fully envelop its players in its world with a full day/night cycle, dynamic weather patterns, NPCs with daily routines who react based on your behavior, and even creature AI with routine behaviors such as scavenging and sleeping that are impacted by the time of day.
-Risen 2 allows players to shape their game experience and even the game world itself depending on their actions and choices. Every decision made has a consequence – it may change the character’s skillset, NPC relationships, or even potential questlines.
-Lush, expansive island environments, all lovingly designed by hand with no copy and paste set pieces, encourage exploration and adventure while the player hunts for secret treasures and hidden areas.

Feel free to visit the official site for more information, screenshots, and videos about the game.  It’s rated M and you’ll have to enter in your birth date in order to browse the site.

 

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